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Utah Man Killed in Bear Attack in Teton Park

A Utah man died after being attacked by a bear in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest. Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan Lee says 31-year-old Adam Stewart was camping in a secluded area and observing a research plot, but never made it back to his campsite one night. Officials found Stewart’s body between the campsite and research plot, but still don’t know what kind of bear killed him

Bridger-Teton Forest Celebrates Wilderness Act’s 50th Anniversary

September 3, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

It’s the Wilderness Act’s 50th anniversary and Teton County is celebrating with a lecture series continuing tonight from 6-7:30 at the library. Bridger-Teton National Forest’s Jackson District Recreational Manager Linda Merigliano is leading tonight’s discussion “Wild Rocks: A Tour of the Gros Ventre Wilderness and its Unique Geology.” Jackson Hole Daily says the “State of the Wilderness” speaker series is continuing next Tuesday, September 9 at 7 p.m. in Snow King Resort’s Teton Room

Jackson Hosts 50th Anniversary Wilderness Act Event

August 26, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is hosting a celebration within the antler arches of Jackson’s Town Square August 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The town is honoring the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act. Residents and visitors are invited to participate in activities and demonstrations about taking care of the area’s wilderness

Two Fires Still Burning in Bridger-Teton Forest

August 6, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

Two fires are still blazing in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, but the rainy weather in the forecast over the next few days could knock them both out. Teton Interagency Fire managers say the 72 acre Bang Creek Fire and 13 acre Wolf Fire are still burning in the same areas over the past few weeks. Jackson Hole Daily says two firefighters are on the ground monitoring the situation and making sure the fires don’t spread too far

National Forest Service Closes Fall Creek Road to Rebuild a Bridge

August 5, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

The National Forest Service is closing part of Fall Creek Road in the Bridger-Teton National forest south of Jackson for about two months in order to replace a bridge. The Service says the original bridge was built in 1955 and its wooden deck is deteriorating. Jackson Hole Daily says construction work is beginning August 14

Two Fires Burning Near Jackson

July 28, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

Two fires are burning in the Jackson Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Gros Venture area Bang Creek fire is 52 acres and Palisades area Wolf Fire is 11. Forest managers are letting the two lightning caused fires to take their natural course and encourage travelers to be cautious and watch for signs

Big Piney Ranger District Gives Out Free Firewood

July 2, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

Bridger-Teton National Forest’s Big Piney Ranger District is giving out free-use firewood permits for Middle Piney Lake starting July 7. Last year’s avalanche deposited so many trees in the lake it’s keeping the water from flowing freely. Firewood collectors are limited to four cords and can get permits at the Big Piney District Office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Bridger-Teton National Forest Builds North Piney Bridge

June 20, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

Wyoming contractors have been approved to build a temporary bridge on North Piney Creek on the Big Piney Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Large vehicles and trailers will be able to cross North Piney Creek for the first time since 2012. The ranger district expects to have the temporary bridge ready early this summer and the National Forest is hoping to raise enough money to pay for a permanent bridge by 2017

Pole Creek Fire

June 13, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

Rangers have ordered road and campground closures because of a fire in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The Pole Creek fire area started as a prescribed burn but 50-mile-an-hour winds spread embers and turned the burn into a wildfire. For specific closure details, call  (307) 828-5100 or visitwww.tetonfires.com

Impassable Roads

June 11, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

 Rangers say roads are impassable in parts of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The Big Piney Ranger District is reporting washouts due to warming temperatures. Travelers to the area are urged to proceed with caution.

For more information, contact the Big Piney Ranger District at 307-276-3375.

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